Vice President of Brand, Marketing and Digital
Centara Hotels & Resorts
Tom Thrussell is a British national with over 19 years of experience in the marketing field, having worked for leading companies such as American Express and Maybourne Hotel Group, which owns and manages Claridge’s, the Connaught and the Berkeley, three of the world’s most distinguished luxury hotels.
Relocating from London to Bangkok in 2015, Tom has spent the past five years leading the global marketing efforts of Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel group comprising 80 hotels across six distinct brands. He oversees all elements of the marketing mix from branding, marketing and ecommerce, through to CRM, loyalty and PR. During his tenure Tom has added two new brands to the group’s portfolio, helping the company expand into both the affordable lifestyle and luxury sectors; he’s overseen double digit growth in direct web revenues for five consecutive years and he has been instrumental in the company’s growth and expansion into several new markets.
He speaks both French and Spanish as well as his native English, and his passions are his family, travel and Tottenham Hotspur.